Posts Tagged ‘slavery’

Black Sugar

Black Sugar | Modern-Day Slavery in the Dominican Republic

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Some came voluntarily, chasing the dream of a salary; others were kidnapped near the Dominican border and brought by force. Regardless of trajectory, once Haitians lands in a batey, as camps for Haitian workers are called in the Dominican Republic, all are cursed to the same dolorous grind: cutting sugar cane from morning till night more »

Loyalties

Loyalties: A Trip Down Slavery Lane

“Do you remember the days of slavery?” tirelessly asks Jamaican reggae singer Burning Spear in his 1976 song Slavery Days. It’s a good question, and one that Loyalties, one of the thorniest, most perplexing documentaries I’ve watched in a while, raises sharply. The story goes like this. In quaint Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2 women – more »

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